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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Salt Lake City is a city in Utah with a population of 191,446. Salt Lake City is in Salt Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Utah. Living in Salt Lake City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Salt Lake City there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Salt Lake City and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Salt Lake City are above average.
About Salt Lake City...
Population
191,446

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Salt Lake City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    532
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    152
    41
  • Robbery
    261
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    932
    500
  • Theft
    6,608
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    995
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,353
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Salt Lake City Reviews

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Salt Lake City has all the big city amenities with a small town feel! Public transit is fantastic and encouraged, there are numerous ride and bike share options, and downtown parking is really easy to find. And although you're in a city, the mountains and nature trails are only 10 mins away! There are so many outdoor activities to do, both in the summer and winter, that you'll never be bored. There are also many great restaurants and unique shops! Salt Lake City literally has something for everyone.
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I stayed in Salt Lake City after graduating college for a number of reasons. I love the small city feel that doesn't have too much traffic (unlike so many other big cities) but that still lets you experience the perks of living in a city. So many touring shows and cultural experiences travel through SLC still, and I love the arts, so that's important to me. We get all 4 seasons every year. The skiing is the best in the world. The UofU is a great school on so many levels. The job opportunities are everywhere. The housing is very affordable compared to other U.S. cities. And it's really clean, even downtown!
Salt Lake City is a growing city, with plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation and a myriad of different cultural amenities. It is becoming increasingly diverse, vibrant and urbanized!